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Consumed with losing the weight

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by christine thompson, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    I feel like losing the weight since surgery is all I think about now. I find that exercising and eating right have become a full time job. I want to enjoy this journey I'm on, but the pressure to meet the goal is more than I can handle at times. Has anyone else felt an overwhelming need to be perfect at this?
     
  2. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Not exactly perfect but definitely overwhelming. It is most assuredly a full time job in my eyes as well. The counting...sigh. I don't think I've counted this much even in grade school. Gonna start saying one alligator or one potato to liven things up.
     
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  3. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    I understand the feelings of exercise and eating right becoming a full time job! I've been told over and over it gets easier...but that hasn't happened yet so yeah...can't wait for that. I don't feel like the weight loss goal is overwhelming for me yet, I haven't had much time to think about it. I can only take things one day at a time or I might lose my marbles! Each day that I get through that doesn't include nausea or sickness and I accomplish my protein goal is a successful day. Also, I read several posts on here from people that didn't actually reach goal until well past the first year of surgery, yet are still keeping the weight off...success stories are awesome! So I kind of think it will be okay if I don't reach my goal weight in 12 months...it may take me 18 or 24 months to get there. Whatever it takes, however long it takes, I just want to be healthier and feel good when I get there!
     
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